Monday, February 22, 2016

Horniman Merman on QI

The  curious'Merman' figure from the Horniman Museum in Forest Hilll featured in a recent episode of QI, with Stephen Fry and guests including Sara Pascoe, Josh Widdicombe, Phill Jupitus and Alan Davies discussing this strange beast.

As Fry mentions, recent testing has confirmed that the figure was made from fish body parts supplemented with wood and papier mache. During the programme, both Davies and Pascoe mention visiting the Horniman, with Pascoe saying that she lives nearby.

Sara Pascoe, Phil Jupitus and the Horniman Merman.

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